An architects impression of Fairhaven as proposed
in 1892. The carriage drive over the sea wall would have extended to
The dunes along Clifton Drive at Fairhaven were to be levelled
and streets formed so that building plots could be sold.
Running roughly parallel with Clifton Drive a promenade road was
constructed which would eventually join St.Annes Promenade near the Grand
The Double Stanner was enclosed to form the present Fairhaven
Lake but plans for a wide carriage Drive (a continuation of Marine Drive) over the
sea wall was abandoned after several incursions by the sea.
Originally there were plans to extend the sea wall, lake,
gardens and carriage drive along the coast to near the Grand Hotel in
St.Annes. The cost of maintaining the sea wall would have been prohibative so the
sand dunes between St.Annes & Fairhaven were saved.